Drivers of cars and riders of motorcycles need different features in their GPS devices. It helps if the GPS device for a motorcyclist can be used while wearing gloves. Motorcycle GPS units also need to be weather resistant and readable in direct sunlight. The new Garmin Zumo 590LM has all those features and more. It also has an integrated MP3 player and support for iPhone and Pandora.
A smartphone link app lets the GPS device offer hands free phone control and spoken directions inside the helmet via Bluetooth. Garmin’s new GPS device is also compatible with the Garmin TPMS and VIRB action camera. The 590LM also supports Garmin real directions and Active Lane Guidance.
Other motorcycle specific features include a service history log, and the ability to find rides based on distance, time, or location. It also has a Curvy Road selector that finds a winding route to your destination to make your ride more fun. The 590LM is IPX57 rated to survive water and fuel spills. Gaming will ship the Zumo 590LM in April for $799.99. That price includes a motorcycle mount, power cable, and a car mount. A removable battery is also included.
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